Review: Scinic Box by Memebox First Impression

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When I saw Memebox came out with a Scinic Box, I ordered right away. Scinic was high on my list of brands to try, specifically their “all-in-one ampoules” and the box included one. Since I rarely am able to review a box before it sells out completely (like the Detox box that came out at the same time that sold out before mines got shipped), I thought to do a quick first impression.

Prelab Tonic Peeling Tab

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Ingredients: water, methylpropanediol, glycerin, glycereth-26, dipropylene glycol, butylene glycol, bromelain, maltodextrin, papin, sodium metabisulfite, sodium hyaluronate, Melissa officinalis leaf extract, nelumbo nucidera flower extract, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, betaine, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) leaf extract, citrus limon (lemon) fruit extract, actinidia chinensis (kiwi) fruit extract, oruganum vulgare leaf extract, charmaecyparis obtusa leaf extract, salix aliba (willow) bark extract, lactobacillus/soybean ferment extract, portulaca oleracea extract, cinnamon cassia bark extract, scutellaria baicalensis root extract, pyrus (apple) fruit water, tuber magnatum extract, Bis-PEG-18 methyl ether dimethyl silane, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, allantoin, carbomer, tromethamine, sodium benozoate, citric acid, hydroxyethyl urea, disodium edta, ethylhexylgycerin, caprylyl glycol, pentylene glyvol, 1,2-hexanediol, ethyl hexanediol, phenoxyethanol, fragrance (from packaging)

Description: The product promises “peeling”, “softening”, and “moisturizing” effects. Its descriptions is: “the ultra-soft peeling tap is the first-step skin care product that takes care of dead skin cells without irritation, making skin moisturized and smooth (from packaging)

Product/packaging: 15 individually packaged 1-time use pouches with an attached pad in cute blue and white plastic tin. The product is gel like.

Directions: Gently bend the packaging in a light pushing motion until product comes out of the tip. Apply on the face using a circular motion. Use after cleaning (from Memebox info card)

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First impression: First off, it was so HARD to get the product to come out! I squeeze and squeeze until I thought it will burst then it finally came out. The product comes out and wets the pad which then I very carefully rub in circular motions on my face. I emphasize carefully because the pad is fairly thin and if you rub too hard you get the foil. The actually product left my skin feeling oddly tight, dried and sticky; a combination I did not think was possible. I do not know if I am using the product wrong but this product was a let-down. I was really excited to try this product: I like the concept of an essence that can peel, soften and moisturize, the cute packaging, and the included pad.

Verdict: Will try using again to see if I am using wrong but will not recommend if the results are the same.

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Scinic Snail All-In-One Ampoule

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Ingredients: snail secretion filtrate, water, glycerin, betaine, butylene glycol, ethoxydiglycol, glycereth-26, niacinamide, trehalose, adenosine, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, centella asiatica extract, polygonum cuspidatum root extract, scutellaria baicalensis root extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, rh-polypeptide-7, acetyl hexapeptide-8, illicium verum (anise) fruit extract, hydrolyzed silk, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, polyacrylamide, dimethicone, sodium polyacrylate, carbomer, laureth-7, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, C13-14 isoparaffin, 1,2-hexanediol, caprylyl glycol, triethanolamine, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, fragrance(from packaging)

Description: An all-in-one ampoule that restores your skin’s vitality and elasticity with snail secretion filtrate (from packaging) It is marketed to be able to replace your toner, essence and moisturizer.

Product/Packaging: Clear color gel. 250 ml amber color plastic jar with gold lid.

Directions: Use on just cleanse face. Apply appropriate amount and massage gently in.

First impression: I was very excited to try this product. I already own Shara Shara’s Honey all-in-one ampoule and love it as a daytime moisturizer. Plus I am always excited to try anything with snail mucin. When I first open the box, I thought Memebox sent the wrong one because the container looks exactly like Shara Shara’s, just with a different label. The product is a clear colored gel with a strong fragrance. I was very surprised how strongly fragrant it was, kind of smells like Marc Jacob Honey but stronger. So if you are sensitive to strong fragrances, I advise to stay away from this product. The smell does dissipate a bit but it lingers. The product itself is pleasant. It hydrates and softens without leaving any stickiness. Upon application, it is less sticky than Shara Shara’s Honey all-in-one ampoule.

Verdict: Like the other all-in-one ampoule, I won’t be using it to skip all the other steps, but use it as a light weight moisturizer. I have oily skin so this makes a great daytime moisturizer. It gives the right amount of hydration leaving my skin softer and hydrated for hours. If you have drier skin, I recommend using another moisturizer on top.

 

 

Scinic Snail Matrix Cream

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Ingredients: water, snail filtrate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, glycerin, butylene glycol, betaine, trimethylolpropane, tricaprylate/tricaprate, cyclopentasiloxane, PEG-100 stearate, cetyl alcohol, polysorbate 60, dimethicone, sodium polyacrylate, adenosine, panthenol, alanine, glycerin, leucine, serine, sodium hyaluronate, glyceryl polymethacrylate, propylene glycol, sodium polygamma-glutamate, aloe barbadenesis leaf powder, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, carbomer, hordeum vulgare seed extract, cucumis sativus (cucumber) seed extract, nelumbo nucifera seed extract, panax ginseng seed extract, punica granatum seed extract, borage officinalis seed oil, helianthus annus (sunflower) seed oil, brassica campestris (rapeseed) seed oil, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), beeswax, sorbitan stearate, tocopheryl acetate, human oligopeptide-1, rh-polypeptide-7, BHT, phenoxyethanol, imidazolidinyl urea, disodium EDTA, triethanolamine, fragrance (from packaging)

Description: Restores skin’s vitality and elasticity. Contains 23% snail secretion filtrate (from packaging)

Product/Packaging: 50ml of white cream in a frosted glass jar with a metallic lid.

Directions: Take an appropriate amount of the product; gently apply to your skin.

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First impressions: This sticky looking cream was surprisingly not sticky as I thought it would be. In fact it leaves my skin hydrated, softer with a matte finish. I have not used it long enough to see any other results, but it has not cause any adverse effects. My skin does get oiler during the day if I use it as a daytime moisturizer. This I will save for nighttime care.

Verdict: So far I like the cream enough to try in my nighttime routine when the weather becomes less dry. It is not strong enough to replace my current nighttime creams, but when the weather is less dry this will be a good cream. For those with drier skin, it would work as a daytime cream.

 

 

Scinic Peeling Solution Kit (but packaging says Somoon)

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Ingredients: Step 1: water alcohol, lactic acid, tromethamine, dipropylene glycol, glycerin, salix alba (willow bark) extract, origanum vulgare leaf extract, chamaecyparis obtuse leaf extract, lactobacillus/soybean ferment extract, cinnamomum cassia bark extract, scutellaria baicalensis root extract, portulaca oleracea extract, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, citric acid, sodium citrate, glycolic acid, sodium hyaluronate, erythritol, allantoin, treahalose, hydroxyethyl urea, methylpropanediol, glycereth-26, PEG-60, hydrogenated castor oil, sodium EDTA, ethylhexylglycerin, phenoxyehtanol, fragrance (from packaging)

Step2: water, butylene glycol, glycerin, niacinamide, dipropylene glycol, glycereth-26, methylpropanediol, sodium hyaluronate vaccinium angustifolium (blueberry) fruit extract, fragaria chiloensis (strawberry) fruit extract, citrum limon (lemon) fruit extract, citrus aurantifolia (lime) extract, prunus persica (peach ) fruit extract, punica granatum fruit extract, actinidia chinensis (kiwi) fruit extract, pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract, aloe badensis leaf extract, salix alba (willow) bark extract, origanum vulgare leaf extract, chamaecyparis obtuse leaf extraqct, lactobacillus/soybean ferment extract, cinnamomum cassia bark extract, scutellaria vaicalensis root extract, portulaca oleracea extract, cyanocovalamin, citric acid, thiamine hcl, calcium panththenate, sodium starch ascorbyl phosphate, tocopheryl acetate, pyridoxine hcl, maltodextrin, sodium starch octenylsuccinate, silica, panthenol, trehalose, sodium polyacrylate, glyceryl acrylate/acrylic acid copolymer, PEG/PPG-17/6 copolymer, PEG-60, hydrogenated castor oil, hydroxyethylvellulose, adenosine, allantoin, xanthan gum, disodium EDTA, carbomer, triethanolamine, ethylhexylglycerin, phenoxyethanol, fragrance, CL 15985 (from packaging)

Product/Packing: It comes with a two pocket pouch packet like mask sheets; with 1 side with the peeling swab and the other side an ampoule

Description: Unveil smoother brighter skin with this 2 step peeling and moisturizing kit. First, Gently exfoliate all your dead skin cells away with an AHA King sized swab and then replenish nutrients by following up with a whitening ampoule to give you that inner glow (from Memebox info card)

Directions: Swipe swab over entire face in circular motions where dead skin cells tend to accumulate. Then wash off. Then apply ampoule in up and outward motions all over the face and neck (from Memebox info card)

First Impressions: I have not tried this product yet because it is too soon for a peel for me. But I have really looking forward to trying this product. The peeling swabs are getting super popular so I am excited to try it next week. I will put in my review once I try it.

 

 

Scinic Black Dual Mask Aqua White

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Ingredients: water, glycerin, butylene glycol, niacinamide, 1,2-hexanediol, betaine, panthenol, allantoin, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, phenoxyethanol, PEG-60, hydrogenated castor oil, arginine, xanthan gum, garbomer, sodium polyacrylate, glycine sja (soybean) seed extract, sesamum indicum (sesame) seed extract, charcoal powser, oryza sativa (rice) extract, adansonia digitate seed extract, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, camellia sinesis leaf extract, hamamelis virginana (witch hazel) extract, disodium EDTA, sodium hyaluronate, sodium benxoate, potassium sorbate, fragrance (from packaging)

Product/Packaging: This comes in a regular mask packet with two parts: one for “t-zone” and one for “v-zone”.

Description: Relieve skin dryness and restore your skin’s moist and youthful glow with Scinic’s Black Dual Mask in Aqua White. This mask contains Black seed complex with charcoal powder which are effective ingredients in terms of detoxifying the skin and increasing moisture retention to keep skin hydrated. It promotes radiant skin and prevents skin flaking to keep skin looking youthful. The mask contains 2 masks for your T-zone and V-zone to provide proper care for your skin (from Memebox info card)

Directions: Step 1: After cleansing and toning, apply the T-zone mask onto your forehead and eye area and press it gently until it adheres well to the skin. Step 2: Apply the V-zone mask starting from your nose area to your neck and press gently until the mask fully adheres. Step 3: Leave the masks for 10 to 20 minutes. After the allotted time, remove the mask and pat the remaining essence gently to allow better absorption (from Memebox info card)

First impression: I have not tried this mask yet. I have a huge stash to go through. But I like the sound of detox/moisturizing combo.

 

 

Scinic All Day Fine Pore Clay Mask

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Ingredients: water, kaolin, bentonite, acrylates copolymer, PVP, zea mays (corn) starch, sodium hyaluronate, alcohol denat., carbonated water, rhus semialata gall extract, enantia chlorantha bark extract, nelumbo nucifera flower extract, cinnamomum zeylanicum bark extract, pelargonium graveolens extract, uncaria gambir extract, sanguisorba officinalis root extract, hedra helix (ivy) exract, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, perfluorohexane, perfluorodecalin, potassium alginate, cellulose gum, pentafluoropropane, sodium bicarbonate, oleanolic acid, tromethamine, disodiuem EDTA, phenoxyethanol, chlorphenesin, caprylyl glycol, ethylhexyglycerin, fragrance (from packaging)

Product/Packaging: 100g green plastic jar with a cute cartoon picture of a girl. I think this one was a limited edition because of the signed cartoon. When I research about the product, the other jars did not have the cartoon lid. The product itself is mousse like, kind of like whipped cream cheese but with more body.

Description: Containing 5,000mg of Amazon Clay blended with Carbonic Acid, this pore mask effectively absorbs sebum and impurities out of the skin to make room for rich nutrients to be delivered in the pores. It also tightens the pores to prevent other dirt residues to penetrate the skin. It promotes a poreless, flawless appearance while also keeping the skin healthy and radiant with its abundant nutrient and moisture supply (from Memebox info card)

Directions: After cleansing and toning, scoop out an appropriate amount of the clay mask and apply it evenly onto the face excluding the eye and lip area. Leave the mask for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water (from Memebox info card)

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First impression: I love clay masks and have tried a lot. However I do not get the concept of a carbonated clay mask except that it is easier to spread; I am not sure if there are any added benefits. This clay mask does a deep clean; my face felts so deeply cleansed. The kind of deeply cleanse when you use pure bentonite clay without the crazy pulsation. My minor blackheads were loosened and washed out. The stubborn ones however did remain. It also worked great for sebum control; my face remained oily free up to the next day. However this is not a mask for sensitive skin. My face felt like it was burning upon application; the moment I was going to wash it off it stopped so I left it on for 20 minutes.

Verdict: I will use this when my pores feels all filled and disgusting. I will mostly like only use at targeted areas instead of a full face mask because of the burning sensation. I will definitely finish using the whole jar.

 

 

Scinic Box Verdict:

So far I think this is a good box in terms of value, 6 full sized items (retail according to Memebox for $81) for $35. For me I was going to buy the Scinic All-in-One Ampoule anyways so I basically brought it at full price with a bunch of goodies to try.

2 of the items, Prelab Toning Peeling Tap and Somoon Peeling Solution Kit are not Scinic branded (unless they are possibly under Scinic??). They are the other two that are more “trendy” skin care items that I have been thinking of trying. Unfortunately the Prelab Toning Peeling Tap did not do much for me, but I am hoping Somoon Peeling Solution Kit will give me better results.

The All Day Fine Pore Clay Mask was pleasantly my favorite item in the box. It made my skin so clean without over-drying that I would most likely repurchase after I use it up. I am hoping the burning sensation goes away because it works so well. Of course I cannot tell if either the Snail All-In-One Ampoule or Snail Matrix Cream are amazing just yet since I just used them a few times, but so far no breakouts and my skin feels pretty good.

 

**Sorry for any typos in the ingredients list. The words are so tiny that I can barely read it.**

All products were purchased thru memebox.com. If you are new to Memebox and purchase thru my referral link you can get 20% off your 1st purchase of $25 or more.

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